Salsa Dancing for Beginners

Salsa Dancing for Beginners

Learn to salsa dance for beginners. This walkthrough video will help you learn how to salsa dance and provide you a series of salsa dance lessons that will teach you the basics steps to salsa dancing, right turns, cross body leads and the cross body lead 180. After practicing this salsa lesson a few times you will be able to do all the salsa moves that we show you at the beginning of the salsa video. For more free salsa dance lessons, check out our page at:

Salsa Lessons Shortcuts:
1:07 Basics Steps On1 Timing
3:20 Dancing with a Partner
4:17 Salsa Right Turn On1
5:17 Leading a Right Turn in Salsa Dancing
6:05 The Cross Body Lead
7:48 Cross Body Lead – Side Angle
8:10 Leading a Cross Body Lead
8:50 Cross Body Lead with Turn
9:12 Shanay Turns in Salsa
10:08 Cross Body Lead with Turn Steps
11:02 Cross Body Lead with Turn in Partnerwork
11:37 Cross Body Lead 180


  1. What frustrates me about these salsa videos is the man's lead. There's a subtle move where the man uses his fingers to signal to the woman that "something is coming". It makes all the difference in the world to be a good leader, and if the lead is not strong enough, it's easy for the lady to get confused. I thought I knew what I was doing, but when another man broke it down and showed me what that felt like, I was absolutely stunned. They do NOT show you this in those one hour classes at the nightclub. I wish there was a better way to show this subtlety in these YT videos.

  2. Thank you. I teach Salsa and I sent this to my beginners because it was the most clear and concise video  I found in about 20 reviewed so thank you. I stressed that there were always small differences in how everybody teaches and I will mention a few not to criticize but just share my approach. The written text mentioned that stepping on the 2 and 5 were just weight shifts but actually watching you, you are picking up your feet slightly which I always stress b/c I want beginners to step everything out to help with their timing knowing that good dancers will fudge it without losing count. Rather than just pivoting on the ladies 6 I suggest picking up and putting down the R foot. One other thing I try to present the 4 and 8 not as holds, true you dont step on them but your foot should be moving in mid air so your movement is smooth. Small points, I thought I'd share, but thank you for sharing your wisdom and time in an excellent video. Abuelo Salsero, Jack Wolf.

  3. Love it n thank you alot because many things i forget but with this video remind me were i was learning salsa . God bless you

  4. I´ve been teaching and dancing cuban salsa but it´s very nice to learn a bit about this style. Very nice and clear!!

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